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Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia – UN report

Michael Keating (second from right), the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, addresses journalists during a press…

Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in tug of war between Syrian parties – UN advisor

Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press during Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. Photo: Violaine Martin 7 Decembe…

UN chief calls for end to all armed clashes, airstrikes in Yemen

This building in Yemen was destroyed by airstrikes. Photo: OCHA/P. Kropf 3 December 2017 United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has call…

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

Cactus fruit. Photo: Tarquille.deviantart.com 30 November 2017 With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its imp…

'Long walk to freedom' unfinished for women, girls – Deputy Secretary-General says in Mandela lecture

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses an informal General Assembly meeting on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

A woman walks in the street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, which is struggling to overcome the severe impact of two category 5 hurricanes which tor…

Security Council fails at fresh attempt to renew panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria

Security Council votes on resolution on joint Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-UN panel, the Joint Investigative Mechanis…

UN envoy urges greater support for Rohingya victims of sexual violence

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten at a government health post in Konapara, Bangladesh, during a visit that als…

Bonn: UN climate conference recognizes the role of women in climate action

Women and men members from a local community in Lesotho participate in consultations to develop district plans to address climate change impacts and…

‘Leave no stone unturned’ to secure aid funding for Central African Republic, senior UN official urges

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided resources to address immediate needs in Central African Republic, but more is urgently need…

Lebanon: Amid news of Prime Minister's resignation, UN chief hopes all sides focus on support for State institutions

5 November 2017 – Concerned by the news that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign, United Nations Secretary-General António Guter…

UN report concludes ISIL committed ‘international crimes’ during Mosul battle

Pictured here the destruction in 17 Tammuz district, western Mosul, Iraq, one of the most important districts in Mosul. Photo: OCHA/Themba Linden 2…